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The 1st Corps, 2nd Division was also known as Robinson’s Division. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of the First Corps in the Army of the Potomac. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Erected circa 1910. What is it made out of? Foundation: Concrete. Monument: Granite. Plaque: Bronze. What size is it? Seven foot tall monolith. Who made it? Albert Russell & Sons Co. of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Erected by the United States War Department. What does it depict? Monuments are rough-hewn monoliths, 4’2?x2?x7?H, consisting of Winnsboro, South Carolina granite. Bronze inscription tablet, 3’8?x3’6-3/4?, is affixed to the polished face of the monolith. Corps insignia, a bronze full moon, is excised & polished at top of tablet. What does it honor? One of 22 Union division monuments that describe the movements and itinerary of each …Read More...
The One Hundred Fourth New York Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Sept. 4, 1888. What is it made out of? Sculpture: Quincy granite with bronze reliefs; Base: granite. What size is it? Overall: approx. 14 ft. 4 in. x 7 ft. x 7 ft. Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator. What does it depict? Tapered shaft with a rough-hewn pedestal stands on a tiered, smooth and rough-hewn base. The faces of the shaft are polished. The monument is topped with a Corps disk insignia. There is a round State Seal relief affixed to the front of the pedestal. On the plinth, below the Seal is a relief of crossed sabers and laurel branches with a cartridge box in the center. What does it honor? It indicates the position …Read More...
The Thirteenth Massachusetts Infantry is honored by a monument at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? October 1885. What is it made out of? Sculpture: white granite; Base: white granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 14 ft. 2 in.; Base: approx. W. 6 ft. x D. 6 ft. Who made it? Smith Granite Company, fabricator. What does it depict? Full-length figure of uniformed Color Sargent Roland G. Morris stands atop a square, tapered base. The figure holds a flagpole with both hands on his proper left side. The upper portion of the base is banded with a row of stars on each side. What does it honor? It indicates the position held by the 13th Massachusetts Infantry on July 1, 1863 near the base of Oak Hill. Later in the day, the regiment retreated with …Read More...
Brigadier General John Cleveland Robinson commanded the Second Division of the First Corps at Gettysburg. About the Main Monument When was it dedicated? Sept. 25, 1917. What is it made out of? Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite. What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 180 in.; Base: approx. W. 140 in. x D. 140 in. Who made it? Rhind, John Massey, 1860-1936, sculptor. Jno. Williams, Inc., founder. Worden-Gilboy Company, contractor. What does it depict? A standing portrait of General Robinson holding his sword vertically in his proper left hand. The sculpture rests atop a square granite base adorned with a bronze plaque depicting the New York state seal. The monument is installed near where Robinson’s division was stationed during the battle on July 1, 1863. The monument was erected by the state of New York. Plaques list Robinson’s accomplishments and promotions. …Read More...